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APPLICANT SYSTEM-TO-SYSTEM applicant System-to-System provides applicants (with a high volume of application submissions) a web services interface for automated submission of completed grant applications and related services. The system allows applicants who submit grant applications frequently, to save time and resources by eliminating the need to reenter repetitious data into multiple individual application forms and therefore streamlines the application submission process. The system is designed for secure e-business transaction processing and provides a platform independent messaging service that follows the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) with attachments specification.

Applicant System-to-System Interface provides:

  • Platform Independent Messaging Service
  • Security (Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and mutual authentication)
  • Opportunity Schemas and Instructions
  • Automated Grant Application Submission
  • Validation (XML vs. Schema Check)
  • Applicant Status Tracking

*Please Note: does NOT provide certificates necessary to communicate with the system, software to populate the grant application XML, agency specific validation or web services to directly communicate with backend agencies.

Notice: Guidelines to follow during application submission

- Do not use “special characters” in any attachment file name (example: %, /, #, -, &, *).

- Do not use spaces in the file name, for word separation use underscore (example: my_Attached_File.pdf).

- Do not use file attachment names longer than 50 characters as it will cause problems processing packages.

* Please note that if these guidelines are not followed, your application may be rejected.

Applicant S2S Enhancements System Build 2008-02

Learn about the new functionality and system enhancements effective August 9, 2008Adobe PDF

Release Notes

View the Latest Release Notes on the Adobe System, Effective August 9, 2008Adobe PDF

S2S 2006 and 2007 Endpoint Instructions

The following instructions have been provided to help you manage 2006 and 2007 S2S Endpoints through the Transition to Adobe Reader:

S2S 2006 and 2007 Endpoint Instructions Adobe PDF

Adobe Test Packages

Test packages available for the community to become familiar with the Adobe Forms:

Adobe Test Package 1, Adobe Test Package 2 & Adobe Test Package 3

Web Services Available to Your Organization:

GetOpportunityList - Web Service to query for grant opportunities that are available on for electronic submission. Use CaseAdobe PDF Document Schema

SubmitApplication - Web Service to submit application packages to for the DUNS number(s) associated with the client's digital certificate. Use CaseAdobe PDF Document Schema

GetApplicationList - Web Service to obtain a list of the Grant Applications that have been received by for the DUNS number(s) associated with the client's digital certificate. Use CaseAdobe PDF Document Schema

GetApplicationStatusDetail - Web Service to retrieve a detailed status for a specific application that has been received by for the DUNS number(s) associated with the client's digital certificate. Use CaseAdobe PDF Document Schema

Applicant Web Services IntegrationAdobe PDF Document

Covers both the business and technical requirements of the application system-to-system approach. System IntegrationAdobe PDF Document

Provides a description of the services, parameters, schemas, and protocols of the System-to-System interface used by agencies and applicants to exchange data with the system.

Applicant Web Services Security Adobe PDF Document

Provides in-depth information on's use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and mutual authentication for managing the security of a message transmission over the internet.

Grants Policy Committee E-GOV FIRSTGOV.GOV The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

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